Mom's East End Sausage Pasta Sauce Recipe




Well this has a little story behind the recipe. Back in my hometown, Utica New York and often called little Italy, my family made a special sauce with meat and fresh tomatoes. After simmering slow either on the stove top or using a slow cooker, you get this special over the top flavored bolognese style sauce. Of course she made her own homemade sausage, meatballs and sauce from scratch. You can adapt anyway you like it.
Served over linguine it's absolutely delicious.




Mom's East End Sausage Pasta Sauce Recipe

2 lbs plum tomatoes put through food processor leaving chunks
1 - 28 ounce can of either tomato puree or crushed tomatoes
2 green peppers sliced thin
2 lbs sausage links sliced into chunks click here for homemade sausage recipe
1 1/2 pound ground sirloin
4 garlic cloves finely minced
1/2 cup Cabernet or Merlot
salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste
1 tablespoon each chopped fresh basil, parsley 
1 teaspoon dried oregano
olive oil
grated cheese

Favorite pasta of choice cooked to package instructions



In a large sauce pan, add 1/4 cup oil, saute the meat and chunks of sausage till almost all the pink is gone then add the peppers, garlic  and saute another 2 minutes. (If using a slow cooker transfer to the pot.) Add all the rest of the ingredients and simmer on low heat for around 2 1/2 hours or more until sauce is thick. (If using a slow cooker around 6 to 8 hours on low.)

Boil your favorite pasta to package instructions.
Drain, plate the pasta and add the sauce on top of the pasta. Sprinkle generously with grated cheese.

2 comments:

Liz Berg said...

What a terrific family recipe! I can only imagine how fabulous it tastes with your mom's homemade sausage!

Big Dude said...

This looks like a pasta dish I would really love especially with both sausage and beef and the peppers.